A couple that we met at Franklin told us they had just been and all the flowering shrubs were in bloom on the plains in the central part of the walk (as per main image) and it was worth it just for that, even if we couldn’t make the whole distance.
With Keith’s PN (Peripheral Neuropathy acquired from Chemotherapy ten years ago) walking distance had always been a question mark. In our early years I wasn’t able to go more than about 4km and that has gradually improved to a new record of 11.4km on Maria Island. The challenge of close to 16km, and having pulled out of the total distance to Cape Hauy (shorter but much harder going) we thought we might at least do the centre and see the flowers, perhaps 10km return. Having reached about the 5km mark we were feeling good about the rest and so kept going. I have to say it was worth it for the walk itself and to say that we reached the most Southern easily accessible point of Australia at South Cape Bay. We were however, both suffering a little with the last 2km home having both jarred a knee somewhere on the rocky track of the Cockle Creek end over the ridge…but we did it! …… and this is the view when you get there